preventing heart disease

August 10, 2022

Study links diet to mental health

A study published in the British Journal of Nutrition found that people who regularly ate nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables reported more positive mental health.
August 9, 2022

Tuesday Patient Stories – Kissimmee Tales Part 1

For the next few months, I’m excerpting chapters from the first of two books about my early years in family medicine in Kissimmee, Florida – The […]
August 8, 2022

Breastfeeding tied to academic performance, ADHD risk among children born preterm

HealthDay reports that “preterm infants who are breastfed do better in school and are less likely to develop attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).”
August 7, 2022

Sunday Note – A Dangerous Trend: Video-Based Abortions

My wife, Barb and I, are so grateful to many of you for your past support for our “Walk for Life” for Life Network. It’s just […]
August 6, 2022

Saturday Book Report – CBS Photojournalist produces WWII book trailer

While Barb and I were in Baton Rouge in April for the World Premier of my new WWII book, At First Light: A True World War […]
August 5, 2022

Eliminating certain risk factors helps prevent dementia

The New York Times reported a new and exciting preventive approach to dementia and Alzheimer’s.
August 4, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – How long should I walk for my health?

This week’s “Ask Dr. Walt” question comes from “How Long to Walk in Wisconsin.” Dear Dr. Walt, can you settle a debate? My doctor says we have […]
August 3, 2022

Study: No link between coffee drinking, pregnancy risks

A large study concluded that drinking coffee during pregnancy is NOT associated with elevated risk for adverse health outcomes.
May 15, 2011

Regular fasting reduces heart risks

You are likely aware of folks who regularly fast for spiritual reasons. But, did you know that there are significant phyicals benefits to the discipline of […]
May 19, 2011

Overweight teens face dramatically increased heart risks later in life

In past blogs, I’ve told you that the obesity epidemic among teens not only results in “Obese children showing signs of heart disease,” but that “Obese […]
June 19, 2011

Some NSAIDs potentially dangerous for heart attack survivors

When heart attack survivors or those with heart disease take certain pain relievers it puts them at higher risk for heart attack or death according to […]
June 21, 2011

Group says cholesterol screenings should begin during childhood

All children should be screened for high cholesterol when they’re 9 to 11 years old according to new guidelines from the National Lipid Association (NLA).
July 6, 2011

Short-term HRT may be safe for menopause symptoms

HealthDay reported, “Treatment with hormone replacement therapy (HRT), if tailored to an individual woman’s needs, appears to be safe during menopause, according to a report released […]
July 18, 2011

Death, diabetes, and heart disease risk increase with only two hours of TV a day

In the past I’ve told you that children younger than two years of age should have NO screen time, while children over two should have less […]